Grateful :)

There is something important that I would like to say, probably the most important thing I have said on Wrapunzel since creating the site:

“Thank you.”

Yes, you!  Over the last few days, I have received an overwhelming amount of love and response from this community.  It has been much more than usual, and is the reason why I am going through my days with a perma-smile!  These messages, comments, and emails have given me so much strength and encouragement.  It is amazing how much love and blessing I can feel through your words, and I thank you for giving so much of your love to me and the others on here!  It has made me reaffirm how much a site like this is needed in the world, and I am so grateful to have been given the tools to run it.  I am also glad to announce that over the past two days, Wrapunzel has achieved the highest number of daily site visits since its creation… wow!  Thank you so much to those of you who have been sharing the site.  I would have never guessed that hair covering could help build so many bridges and create so much love!

On Saturday night, I has the opportunity to teach a hair wrapping class to the largest group of women that I have taught!  The particular one was for a group of Sephardi women, and it was a wonderful experience.  I made new friends,  learned a lot, and am looking forward to doing many more events like this in the future.  If you have any ideas of places that could use hair wrapping classes, I would appreciate the connection.  I especially want to reach out to health centers in order to offer classes to ladies who are dealing with hair loss… I know that feeling beautiful during rough times can do wonders for self esteem and healing.

Anyway, I digress.  This post is about gratefulness and yesterday I received the most exquisite gift;  Batsheva, our “Lady Wrap Star” from the Golan sent me a package in the mail.  I opened it and after her beautiful note made me tear up, I discovered that it contained beautiful jewellery and hair covering accessories that she had made by hand!  I had no idea that she was such an artist, but now that I look back at her photos, I should have guessed!  She apparently used to sell them but does not do so anymore… but I’m thinking we should encourage her to start up again because these are gorgeous (she did not ask me to make this post, but I got her permission – her creations are just too beautiful not to share)!  I am especially inspired by her “Tichel Tiara” (the one in a spiral – it’s not a necklace), that is adjustable and will not cause pulling like the other headbands I use.  Can’t wait to wear it!  Here is what she sent me:

So, I want to wear them all at once, but since I realistically can only wear one pin with earrings and a necklace, here is today’s wrap!

14 thoughts on “Grateful :)

  1. I love this post since I believe being grateful is fundamental in this hectic world.
    The creations made by Batsheva are gorgeous. I don’t know if she will read my post but I would love her to sell her creations again.

    I really enjoyed reading this post, seeing how you wore Batsheva’s creations and your today’s wrap. You’re grateful and I’m definitely grateful to you for building those bridges and putting so much light in the world.
    Thank you so much Andrea.

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  2. How fun!

    I have very much enjoyed your site. It is a blessing to hear from others how and why they wrap. I find it an encouragement also to those of us who live in areas where we may be the only one who covers. It is also fun to see what others do with their tichels and the differing styles.

    I am wondering if maybe a post of resources might be appropriate where we could all share some of our favorite places to purchase tichels and accessories (such as these lovely pins, etc., if Batsheva would consider going back into production) as it would help those of us who are not only new to wrapping, but also increase our awareness of what is out there?

    We are all busy women and if we pooled our information it would be a blessing as we don’t have time to sit in front of a computer surfing the net, or going shopping all the time.

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    • Yes, this is a wonderful idea, community working together. I come from Northern Europe and I have had difficulties to find certain accessories locally so any hint of online shops is appreciated.

      And what comes to ‘outdated wrapping styles’, well, they are not outdated here where haircovering has been a part of peasant dress but never in stylish fashion. Everything looks new to me and I like your historical anecdotes 🙂

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      • Oh I agree! I have always been of the opinion that what I wear and how I dress is not and should not be dictated to by society as a whole-meaning fashion. If I happen to like something and it looks good on me and is comfortable and my husband likes it also, must I really not wear it because it doesn’t fit the fashion norms? As long as it is modest and not gaudy or tasteless I feel that we do ourselves an injustice when we listen to the fashion police. Don’t get me wrong, if I like something and it is also fashionable I have no qualms about wearing it. I tend to wear many styles of dress regardless of its origin as long as it meets my qualifications.

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      • You are so right! I have been hesitant to start a thread like this because I don’t want to seem like I’m advertising, but you are so right that it would help a lot of people. I will see what I can do about posting a page with recommendations in which people can add theirs in the comments section!

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  3. SO GORGEOUS!! and such nice handiwork- now you have pieces to accent your tichel that are as one of a kind as you. 😀

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  4. Both your sites have been HUGE blessings to me! As far as workshop venues, what about a children’s hospital or children’s cancer center? I’m sure preteen and teenage girls who have lost their hair to cancer would love to learn all this stuff. Just a thought 🙂

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